New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center include openings in marketing, sales and news from Tegna’s stations in Austin and Minneapolis, Capitol Broadcasting’s WRAL in Raleigh, and Nexstar’s station in Jackson, Miss.
Nexstar-owned NBC affiliate KXAN Austin, Texas (DMA 39), today named Sydney Benter anchor of the station’s weeknight newscasts. Starting mid-December, Benter will anchor KXAN News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m., and KXAN News at 9 p.m. on The CW Austin. In her new role, Benter will join news anchor Robert Hadlock, chief weathercaster Jim Spencer and sports director Roger Wallace. […]
The station groups were cited for their “strong, clear, vocal leadership.” Other winners of the political journalism award, which is bestowed by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism,include include KUSA Denver (two awards); KXAN Austin, Texas; WXIA Atlanta; WOI Des Moines, Iowa; KMGH Denver; and KCET Los Angeles.
Four 2017 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards go to local television news investigations: KXAN in Austin, Texas, for documenting racial profiling, WVIT in West Hartford, Conn., for uncovering widespread faulty home construction, Indianapolis’ WTHRfor exposing a corrupt charity, and Atlanta’s WXIA for spotlighting problems with the 911 emergency system.
Cozi TV, the classic TV multicast channel owned by NBC Owned Television Stations, today signed signed an affiliation agreement with Media General to add four new markets to the diginet beginning June 1. With the addition of the four new stations, Cozi TV now has 79 affiliates, serving nearly 84 million homes, in 74% percent […]
KUSA Denver, KXAN Austin, WDSU New Orleans, KPBS San Diego and WITI Milwaukee will receive the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. Also to be recognized are Hearst TV and investigative journalists at Univision and CNBC.com. Winners were announced today by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
The Austin, Texas, NBC affiliate went to commercial during overtime in last night’s Stanley Cup game 4. Bad move.
Though the Austin American-Statesman dominates the city’s online media scene, The Texas Tribune, a tiny nonprofit local news site, is taking off and generating a lot of buzz for its political coverage in the Texas capital. Coming in at 20% to 21% for exposure were the market’s major TV Web sites, KVUE.com (the ABC affiliate), KXAN.com (NBC) and News8Austin.com/YNN.com (Time Warner Cable).